Don’t be in a rush to mow your lawn in early spring. Mowing too early creates shallow, weak roots that can’t withstand summer heat. This is often the reason grass turns brown in summer.
Sharpen your blades at least twice every year. Lawns cut with dull blades don’t look as neat and the tips of the grass may turn brown. Ragged edges require more water and increase risk of disease.
Set your mower slightly higher under trees where the grass competes with tree roots for available nutrients and moisture. Grass goes dormant and grows very little during hot, dry weather. Your lawn will be healthier if you don’t mow it frequently during periods of drought.